Hoppo Bumpo (n): A children's game. Played by folding one's arms and hopping on one leg. Aim is to bump opponents, so that they lose their balance. Last person standing wins.

June 04, 2009

My creative space

I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

Clockwise from top left (including a tiny heart - can you see it?):
  • Instructions
  • Arms and legs
  • Assistant's hands (Would anyone like to borrow him? Please?)
  • Body
  • Hair

Poor Dolly. She has only just been rescued from the Hoppo Bumpo Bermuda Triangle of Craft. (Some more productive crafters have seen her before and would know exactly how long it is since the last stitch was completed.)

Based on one of the beautiful Wee Wonderfuls patterns, Dolly is made from felt and has an embroidered face. As you can see she would rather benefit from arms, legs, hair and some clothes! I really like this pattern - the instructions are very detailed and the construction methods straighforward. (Aside from the the full-time care of two marauding preschoolers, there is really no excuse for not having finished her quite quickly.)

When Dolly is finished I am hoping to send her off to the Uthando Project. This wonderful organisation collects handmade dolls to send to children living in KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. In this region 1 in every 3 children live in poverty and 1 in 5 has lost one or both parents to AIDS. The dolls are used to encourage play and help with the expression grief and loss. If you are interested in more information, do take a look at the project website.

Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space (or to join in), head over here.


  1. What a wonderful thing to be doing and I have to admit, I am intrigued by your whole Bermuda Triangle creative section. I have strange forces of nature at my house too!

  2. Dolly is so cute! you are doing well I bought that pattern about 2 years ago and it hasn't seen the light of day since!! found your sweet little heart too

  3. Thanks for the information on the Uthando project. I like that you support Kiva too. And happy birthday!!! Only one year old, and so precocious... tee hee.

  4. Found the heart!! The doll will be beautiful when it is complete. Maybe it is an after the kids go to bed kind of project!

  5. Very cute and such lovely sentiments. Love it all. K

  6. (Love the little hands here!)

    I am sure your Dolly is going to be much loved.

  7. Your doll is very sweet. I am relieved to say I found the heart...

  8. Liesl! Happy Birthday! I didn't realise your blog was so young. Thought you'd been at it for years lady! Little dolly is very cute - I have grand plans to make a Waldorf doll. Might have to give it to a grand child mind you.

    As a side issue - is Sue S still your sewing teacher? If so, I have an overlocker tilt tray sitting here for her. Would you mind asking her if she still wants it? Many thanks from a fellow blogger, albeit a cheeky one.

    Hip,hip, hooray!!!

  9. Ooh! Found the heart! Actually I found more than one ...

    The doll is going to look wonderful when you are finished, mainly because it was made with love by you!

  10. hmmm can't find the heart *looks again* nope nada hmmm

    that is a great project to support!

  11. What a great project to support. Dolly is looking great, I hope your helper let you finish her off.

  12. Great project and very cute!

  13. so cute!!
    i just found your blog, m loving it=)

  14. I just pulled out my stuff from the last 5 years of storage...it included these half finished abandoned doll parts..now dd is demanding I finish it. Argh! You would think an almost 15yo would be OUT of dolls, right???


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